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Barcelona vice-president speaks on Ferran Torres transfer speculation

Barcelona vice-president Rafa Yuste has refused to confirm whether the club want to sign Manchester City attacker Ferran Torres during the winter transfer window.

The Blaugrana have been linked with the Spain international in recent days. It has been claimed that the attacker has requested Pep Guardiola to join the Catalan giants.

In an interview with Sport, Yuste said that Torres is a great player but refused to acknowledge whether the club are looking into a deal for the former Valencia man.

However, he added that the club’s CEO Ferran Reverter recently paid a courtesy visit to the English champions with whom there has been a good working relationship.

He told Sport: “Ferran is a great player, like others. We are working with discretion to seek the best for the club.

“We simply have friends at City, there is a very good relationship and Reverter has paid a courtesy visit.”

Torres is currently in his second campaign with the Mancunian giants. He has been a quality acquisition with 20 goal contributions from just 43 appearances for the club.

Despite this, there has been constant speculation regarding his future as he has not been able to cement a regular starting position amid fierce competition for places.

His situation may not improve with the quality in the squad, and it could be a reason behind his desire to return to La Liga, where he could potentially lead the line for Barca.

With the Blaugrana’s financial crisis, they may only afford to sign him on loan at the turn of the year. The attacker is currently on the sidelines, recovering from a foot injury.

He has been touted to return to first-team action before January, and the Blaugrana will be hoping that the Cityzens are willing to negotiate a suitable agreement for his services.

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